Sleek Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan teased, again
Hyundai‘s ongoing teaser campaign for the highly aerodynamic Ioniq 6 electric sedan has reached new heights: in that it has started to actually show off parts of the car.
Up until this point Hyundai’s teaser content for the Ioniq 6 has included a stylised video that never actually showed the electric sedan, as well as design sketches.
This latest round of teaser content has been labelled a “design preview” and shows five cropped glimpses at the Ioniq 6.
The car in the photos is finished in a pearly satin bronze exterior paint colour.
The five teaser images show off different elements of the ‘Parametric Pixel’ lighting signatures, side profile and numerous air vents.
The latest and most revealing teaser image shows off the Ioniq 6’s smooth front wheel arch and alloy wheel design, and confirms the electric sedan has camera-based side mirrors like the Genesis GV60 and Audi e-tron.
Of course, thanks to previous spy photos we pretty much already know what the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is going to look like on the outside.
Based on the Prophecy concept, the Ioniq 6 is a low and sleek sedan, with curvaceous styling that’s reminiscent of a four-door coupe like the Mercedes-Benz CLS.
It’s unclear what drag co-efficient Hyundai is targeting with the Ioniq 6 sedan, but the Mercedes-Benz EQS liftback has one of 0.20.
Rumoured specifications for the Ioniq 6 were obtained by The Korean Car Blog in February 2022. At the time it was expected the Ioniq 6 could be revealed in June 2022 ahead of a production start in July.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will reportedly offer up to 230kW of power and 515km of range, utilising a 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery.
It’s unclear what test cycle that range figure is based on, nor how powerful the lesser Ioniq 6 models will be.
- Previous spied prototype
For context, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback-crossover offers 160kW, 350Nm and 451km of WLTP range in single-motor rear-wheel drive guise, and 225kW, 605Nm and 430km of range in dual-motor all-wheel drive guise.
Both variants use a 72.6kWh battery pack.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 are both based on the South Korean automaker’s E-GMP electric vehicle architecture, which will also be used under the large Ioniq 7 SUV due in 2024.
The Ioniq 6 will reportedly measure 4855mm long, 1495mm tall, 1880mm wide, and have a 2950mm wheelbase.
That makes it 45mm shorter, 50mm lower and 20mm wider than a Sonata N Line on a 110mm longer wheelbase.
In 2021, it was reported the Ioniq 6’s reveal was being delayed around three months to make it longer both in range and in dimensions.
External changes reportedly included redesigned front and rear bumper, increasing overall length by 20mm.
On the styling front, it’s expected the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will follow in the footsteps of the Ioniq 5 and have the brand’s Parametric Pixel lighting elements.
- Hyundai Mobis lighting grille prototype
The Korea Economic Daily also reported the Ioniq 6 will come with a “lighting grille”, which will allow drivers to use the grille as a LED lighting device.
Developed by its parts arm Hyundai Mobis, the grille can change colour to indicate it’s charging, there’s an emergency, or the vehicle is in autonomous driving mode, among other scenarios.
Hyundai has committed to reducing its 2019 carbon emission levels by 75 per cent by 2040, with the target of zero carbon emissions by 2045.
By 2030, Hyundai aims for 30 per cent of its global vehicle sales to be from zero-emission vehicles. By 2040, it wants zero-emission vehicles to account for 80 per cent of total sales.
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